Accountability & Reporting

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is a Pontifical Foundation dependent on the Congregation for the Clergy in Rome in conformity with the provisions of Canon Law.

As a Pontifical Foundation we are loyal to the Pope and Christian charity is at our core. We serve with passion, humility and integrity. We are at the service of our brothers and sisters on the ground. We engage ourselves spiritually, personally and professionally. We understand our benefactors as members of our family, sharing with them our joys and sorrows. We use our funds responsibly — as trustees we are cost-conscious and accountable. We listen carefully and have the courage to tell the truth. We communicate wisely and cultivate respectful relationships. Benefiting from our global diversity, we work together effectively to fulfil our mission.

Organisational Structure

The Foundation Council, under the chairmanship of the Foundation President, is responsible for the basic content and guidelines of the charity. On behalf of the Foundation Council and under the chairmanship of the Executive President, the Executive Council ensures the statutory management of the charity. In the General Council, the presidents of the 23 National Sections advise the foundation and vote on all the significant decisions of the Foundation Council. In cooperation with the Ecclesiastical Assistants of the National Sections, the International Ecclesiastical Assistant is responsible for the spiritual life of the foundation.

The General Secretariat in Königstein centrally manages the entire funding activities and the financial, technical and administrative needs of the foundation. It supports the National Sections in providing media material and produces press and social media content and sound and video productions. The 23 National Sections inform the  benefactors and the public on the situation and needs of suffering Christians. They initiate prayer campaigns, acquire new donors and are responsible for the foundation’s relations with its benefactors.


Annual Reports

Our annual and activity reports are available to read and download in PDF form.

Activity Report 2017
Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2015